Florida Man Could Get 30 Year Prison Term for Workers Comp Fraud


The Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud reports that it has charged an Orlando man with workers compensation fraud and grand theft after an investigation claimed he fraudulently collected more than $115,000 in benefits.


According to the office of Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Keith Jackson falsely reported that his injuries took place at the time of his employment as an Orange County corrections officer. Jackson could receive up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

It is one of my missions as your CFO to root out fraud of all types,” CFO Atwater commented in a statement. “Those who are looking to game the system are ultimately putting the financial burden on all of Florida's consumers. If you bilk the system, we will find you and put you behind bars.”


Atwater's office reports that Jackson had claimed to have injured his back and foot while taking part in defense tactics training as an Orange County corrections officer.

Jackson's claim was initially deemed compensable; however, it was determined that Jackson made false statements and omitted material information about his medical conditions,” Atwater's office reported. [WCx]
Anyone with information regarding suspected insurance fraud is asked to call 1-800-378-0445. Individuals who provide tips can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $25,000 for information that directly leads to an arrest and conviction in an insurance fraud scheme. 

Author Robert Elliott
, executive vice president, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers Compensation costs, including airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. He is an editor and contributor to Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50%. Contact: Info@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.




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